Nokosee Fields Trio
Friday Night Concert
Nokosee Fields, Reed Stutz, & Ryan Nickerson
Over the last few years, musician, artist, and collaborator Nokosee Fields has proven himself to be one of the most provocative, significant, and capable voices in the North American traditional music scene. A quest for balance shapes his work, whether he’s reconciling the weight of tradition with his creative impulses; challenging the demands and vacuity of colonialist, capitalist structures and systems with the richness of his experience and upbringing as a member of the Osage, Creek and Cherokee Nations; or simply anchoring the beat in the rhythmic push and pull of the multiple bands in which he works.
Friday Night Concert
Sami Braman, Emily Mann, & Libby Weitnauer
Libby Weitnauer, Sami Braman, and Emily Mann are Steamboat, a new old-time stringband based in Nashville, TN. Their driving music breathes new life into old tunes and songs, mostly collected from recordings of unheralded female fiddlers, singers, and banjo players. https://www.instagram.com/steamboatband/ (https://www.instagram.com/steamboatband/)
There She Goes
Friday Night Concert
Amelia Powell & Annika Brooks
Amelia and Annika have been playing traditional music together since they met at a music festival nearly 10 years ago. They formed their Old Time and Acoustic Folk duo, There She Goes, in 2022 when Annika moved to Amelia’s home state of Louisiana. Annika and Amelia grew up going to Old Time and Cajun music festivals and became fast friends over their shared love of music and the community it brings them.
Amelia comes from a deep rooted Cajun background in Southwest Louisiana. She has played locally and internationally in many bands and recorded on several albums including those of her band Amis Du Teche, Rhiannon Giddens, and with her father and mother, Dirk Powell and Christine Balfa. She has a rich musical background on both sides of her family, which can be heard in her powerful voice and unique guitar style.
Annika grew up in the Old Time community in the Northwest, and has lived and played music all over the country while attending college for environmental science and sustainability. Her love of the rich music community she has been apart of has shaped who she is as a musician and as a person, and her love of music and life brings joy to all who hear her play.
Annika and Amelia share their friendship and love for music and connection wherever they go.
Saturday Night Lounge Act
Caroline Oakley & Rose Minkler
Rose and Caroline are an old-time country duo that met in 2008, as parents on the cusp of a new school year. They became fast friends, parenting small children by day, honky-tonk dancing and playing music by night. Eventually, the children didn't need them so much, and the Carolina Rose was born. They juggle families, careers, graduate school, and wilderness adventure with music, which lightens the mood and keeps them sane. Rose croons old-time country songs and plays guitar, while Caroline fiddle and belts her own versions of old-time classics.
Annie & River
Friday Night Lounge Act
Annie Davis & River Scheuerell
River Scheuerell and Annie Davis have played music together since they were little kids, forging an intuitive and playful musical connection. Growing up in the rich Olympia old time music community, they have developed a sound that is deeply rooted in tradition, while bringing a youthful energy, driving the music forward to a new generation. In a set, River and Annie deftly jump between rollicking and loping fiddle tunes, soulful ballads, and songs of heartache and jubilation.
Friday Evening Lounge Act
Crankies & Workshops
Kelsey Nelsen is an artist and square dance caller who lives in Chimicum, Washington. She organizes square dances and other events and calls dances around the Northwest. She's also a guitar player and vocalist in the Cajun band Les Coeurs Criminels who will rock the late night dance on Saturday.
Friday Night Square Dance
The Mississippi Hotdogs will serve up rollicking tunes for the square dance on Friday night. Comprised of PNW musicians Bobby Winstead, Jack Dwyer, and Joe Fulton they know just how to drive the tunes so the dancers can swirl in sync to the calling of Tony Mates.
Thank you to MicWerks for doing sound for this year's festival!